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Watch Fob

Artist: Unknown

Medium: gold (14K) and fabric with ruby and diamonds
Dimensions:
1 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches (4.4 x 15.9 cm)
Classification: Adornments
Inscribed: PAT. OCT. 13 / 14K / A / 1908 inscribed (on reverse)
Credit Line: Bequest of Nelda C. Stark, 1999
Object number: 2008.174.1
Alter Appraisal: 76
DescriptionBlack fabric ribbon; gold lion's head design; one mine-cut diamond in mouth; two mine-cut diamonds in eyes; two faceted rubies in top of charm; engraved HJLS monogram on reverse; attached chain.
Provenance: H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; by inheritance to his wife Nelda C. Stark [1909-1999]; bequeathed December 13, 1999 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to The W.H. Stark House